by staff writer Symone Tripodis
Old Town entrepreneurs beat the odds of small business failure because of community success. According to a recent online post from Forbes, 80 percent of U.S. small businesses fail within the first 18 months of opening. Although, the success of Old Town’s small business community seems exempt from this statistic. There are over 60 small businesses within the borders of Old Town, Lansing. Most of these businesses are members of the Old Town Commercial Association and have been a part of the Old Town community for at least three years and some for over a decade.